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Essential

Essays by the Minimalists
Lu par : Justin Malik
Durée : 5 h et 56 min
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The best of the Minimalists!

This book by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays - some short, some long - from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.

©2015 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (P)2016 Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
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  • Mark
  • 25/02/2017

Podcast is better

I like The Minimalists — a lot. They’ve changed my life. As for this books of the “essential” essays cultivated from their blog, it was just all right. They are short and good for reading one or two before bed, and I think it may be too easy to dismiss some of the essays without noticing that each one is often just a brushstroke in a broader picture. And that broader picture is awesome. But, honestly, I get more out of their podcast than I did from this book. Grade: B

Narration is excellent.

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  • Tate Bredenkamp
  • 14/05/2017

Redundant With Patches of Golden Truth

If you know anything about minimalism it is a philosophy that is inherently minimalistic. The essays is this book are more like a personal journal of particularly Joshua Fields Millburn in which he has to repeatedly remind himself of what is truly important in life. While I can see the necessity and value of such an exercise in his own life it presents itself as quite redundant for the listener. The most enjoyable and impactful aspect of the book by far are the stories of others practicing forms of the minimalist philosophy which brought so much meaning to their lives. Not the impersonal mantras. My advice: don't buy the audiobook. Buy a physical copy, read it slowly over months, and then give it away. As a kind of book of proverbs, perhaps it will be perceived as less tedious by the end.

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  • Pam R.
  • 18/02/2017

Minimal!

The authors should take their own advice. This book could have and should have been condensed to one magazine article. After an hour, I couldn't bare it any longer, even in rush hour traffic.

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  • Balázs
  • 13/12/2016

Eye opening. Maybe my favorite for this year!

Hope that helps me on my way to a more meaningful life. Thanks for the authors I will definetly read this again, and I already made huge differences.

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  • Julian/Katrina Cebanos Galvan
  • 11/01/2017

Powerful

In addition to their podcasts this book makes you analyze and question so many aspects of your life you never would have even given a second thought to. Thank you for sharing your lives and ideas, it has help myself and my family take positive steps forward to have a more meaningful and intentional life.

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  • Janice Windt
  • 07/12/2016

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank-you

I've been following the Minimalists for some time now. This book articulates the many reasons for the impact they have had on my life and so many others. Beautifully written.

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  • Norman Covert II
  • 29/11/2017

Not great, but not horrible.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator is just not made for this kind of work. I think I would have preferred a robot voice reading these articles.

Would you be willing to try another one of Justin Malik’s performances?

I have already purchased another book where he is the narrator. I will get through it, but would not search him out.

Any additional comments?

A little preachy, but good at times to get the ideas across. I like the frank speaking at times, but it sometimes comes across as a few bros trying to just toss it out there for other hipster potential converts. But not so bad overall.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 23/01/2019

Good message, uninspired delivery

I love these guys, their story, their message. This book I didn't love, probably because of the delivery. Apologies to the reader, but the reading was robotic, unemotional. Get past that and you're good.

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  • Cbert
  • 24/02/2020

thought provoking and self questioning

this was good. I didn't feel like the author was talking at you like some self help or self development audio books which made consumption of the content effortless. I will definitely relisten. more importantly it has made me question myself and inspired change.

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  • Iris S. Gabbert
  • 20/02/2020

Couldn't finish

I tried, but couldn't finish this book.  I consider myself open minded and I enjoy learning about different lifestyles and self help methods.  But this book was different.  Instead of empowering and exciting, or even thought provoking, I found the authors' tone condescending and insulting.
There was constant contradiction and widespread generalization.  The authors seem, quite ridiculously, to think that they are experts on a wide variety of subjects including diet, exercise and business. They imply that the average American has a miserable, unfulfilling existence.
If this book is a compilation of their best essays, it's safe to say I won't be reading any more material from these authors.
I also got super tired of the narrator saying "quote unquote".  

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  • Aggi
  • 25/11/2017

These guys are awesome

They write well and are very engaging and inspiring. I've already started implementing some of the advice, the one concerning clothes is one of my favourites. I'd also recommend their podcast, it's not only informative, but also very funny.

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